Why was my discussion deleted? A Poll...

@dawnald (84155)
Shingle Springs, California
June 22, 2010 2:39pm CST
Not really... Well sort of... [i]Poll: 1. The casting and registering of votes in an election. 2. The number of votes cast or recorded. 3. The place where votes are cast and registered. Often used in the plural with the. 4. A survey of the public or of a sample of public opinion to acquire information. 5. The head, especially the top of the head where hair grows. 6. The blunt or broad end of a tool such as a hammer or ax.[/i] I'm guessing that myLot's prohibition of posting polls centers around definition #4. They don't want you asking questions that prompt short answers such as "yes/no", "Ice cream", etc., because that wouldn't be a discussion. This is part of a discussion that was deleted for being a poll: I am going to ask you to finish this statement, "I am weak willed when it comes to __________" then please discuss why you feel you are weak willed in that area. I am weak willed when it comes to any cinnamon type dessert. I think it stems from when I was a child and cinnamon toast was my favorite food. I am weak willed when it comes to the feelings of my friends. That is simply because I tend to be soft hearted. In my humble opinion, this is not a poll because it is asking for a discussion about the answer given. I saw the answers and most of them did, indeed, not just list items, but discussed the reasons why as well. Would you consider this to be a poll or not a poll? Why? Please be prepared to defend your answer. And don't be surprised if this discussion gets deleted. lol
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@Hatley (163673)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jun 10
hi dawnald no I did not really consider that a poll at all, but get this I had a response deleted that was not my response, the'one who did this just typed in a line of letters now I will have my earnings taken off because I report the jerk who did post the letters.So someone is getting things all mixed up.I thought your discussion really was a discussion. I think things are getting a bit too picky now.I hope this does not get deleted. I had six of my responses lost yesterday on five that I did not think broke any rules unless it was because they were similar to other discussions.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 10
Wasn't mine, was Irish's, actually... I guess they can't get it right 100% of the time. But those people who just post junk really annoy me!
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 10
I missed it darn shucks, but then I still have over 300 notifications that i"m going through...
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@Hatley (163673)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Jun 10
you know its funny in a way as they did not delete my response but the 'idiot who just wrote a string of letters altho their notification to me said my response was irresponsible and to read the guidelines so I contacted them and told them I had not made that response and I did know the guidelines, and reminded them that I was the one who reported that user with the string of letters.they sure goofed and that was the second time but as long as they delete someone elses I guess I did not lose any earnings. but sure ticked me off.
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@GoAskAlice (4227)
• United States
23 Jun 10
Are you sure it's #4? Could it be 5 or 6? The discussion you correctly refer to as not being a poll has been returned to its proper place: www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2340585.aspx
• Spain
23 Jun 10
Hello, Alice. That's great news, and well done for putting your hands up to the mistake. 'Anyone cam make a mistake,' as the hedgehog said when he tried to mate with a scrubbing brush. I had the deleted discussion notifier, but it didn't say why it was deleted. It was a hot night when I replied, and I was feeling a bit frisky, so I got carried away, and I thought I'd got Irish's discussion deleted.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 10
Thank you Alice! PS No, I'm not sure at all, but I figured I had to say something. :D
• Malaysia
23 Jun 10
yippeee..! a discussion came back from the land of the beyond..! does that make it a zombie discussion now?
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
22 Jun 10
Well I'm a sucker for people on the street asking me for money or cigs. Although I have gotten better over the past few years I still tend to give more often than I like. Sometimes I do just to get away from the person and others it's because I feel they really need it, other times it's just because I have more money on me than I should. What I don't like is when I see able bodied people coming up and asking me for money, I now tend to be stronger with them after all I should be able to freely choose who I give my money too. I didn't see that discussion so can't really comment as to why it was deleted, what you showed of it didn't seem like a poll to me, but then I'm not the Admin. I will say this, if you feel it was deleted in error contact mylot. I had a discussion deleted one time and contacted them for explanation(few months after I started before they sent notifications) and it was reinstated with in a few hours of being deleted. So sometimes I think they go to fast, in my case I think it was reported becasue of the title and not the discussion itself, if one read the discussion then they would have realized the title. Hope this one doesn't get deleted. Happy Mylotting!!
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 10
The person who posted it has contacted myLot, so hopefully they will reconsider and restore it. I'm hoping.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
23 Jun 10
Good morning, I see this is still up and also see that GAA popped in and stated that they corrected the other discussion. So as I always believe, mylot completely listens and admits when they are wrong. Great job mylot.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 10
Yes they do listen! :D
• United States
22 Jun 10
By no means is this a poll. It was open for discussion and a great many points of view. I'm afraid to see how many discussions are going to be deleted if this was considered a poll type question. I think everything I have answered for the past two weeks will be gone. LOL Lets hope it was just a mistake or an oversite. I think it is was a great way to get people to look within and share some great information about themselves. BTW my weakness is in the sweet smell of roses.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 10
Hopefully Admin will reconsider and restore that one. I don't have much hope for this one. lol PS One of my weaknesses is lost causes and tweaking "authority".
@BarBaraPrz (18415)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Jun 10
No! Really?
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 10
No, I just made that up...
@KellyGwen (193)
• United States
22 Jun 10
Hi Dawn! I responded to that post too... and I didn't understand why it was deleted either... Now I'm paranoid that whenever I ask someone's opinion it will be deleted! How else are you supposed to interact with people? Maybe I should just post things like "This is the way it is, don't argue with me" I'm sure that will get a lot of responses! (If it did I bet they would be some pretty colorful one-liners!) Oh, and Mods, if you're reading this... "This is not a poll, don't argue with me!"
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 10
I guess the answer is that Admin isn't perfect...
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 10
people have given up bothering to report them? but seriously, we have a posse going around doing that, so I don't understand either...
• Malaysia
23 Jun 10
my answers.. #1: i elected to vote for a registering cast. #2: i don't cast my records #3: it's called a 'thingamajiggy' #4: i am of the opinion that i'm opinionated #5: which head again? #8: fried ice cream i think i need to take my smart pills now...
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 10
lol You never disappoint do you? Is the thingamajiggy on #3 related to the head on #5? :D
• Malaysia
23 Jun 10
nope...that's the thingamabob not to be confused with the watchamacallit
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 10
where's the whosamathinger?
@hexeduser22 (5855)
• Philippines
23 Jun 10
I'm afraid I haven't had the chance to see that discussion. I guess I can still find it though because I saw GoAskAlice comment on Irish's box.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 10
It's back, it's back...
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• Philippines
23 Jun 10
yes it is but I can't be there for now, there is no multi tab function in my mobile
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 10
technology will catch up eventually...
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@BarBaraPrz (18415)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Jun 10
No, I wouldn't call that a poll. (I also wouldn't call the top of the head or the blunt end of a hammer a poll, either, for that matter.) A poll usually has a quantifiable result: so many did this, so many did that. Were you meaning to come up with a pie chart illustrating results? (Hmmm.... pie.... think I'll have some pizza...)
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 10
I am terrible at constructing charts, but if you would like to take that on...
@BarBaraPrz (18415)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Jun 10
Pie Chart - The results of Dawn's "poll".
How's this?
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• United States
22 Jun 10
mmm... bacon (a la Homer J)
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
23 Jun 10
Hey dawn~ There was absolutely nothing in that discussion that went agains the TOS! It was a perfectly fine and full discussion! It wasn't like people didn't go into their reasons like you said! That discussion needs to be looked at again by myLot Admin! They need to admit that sometimes they are a bit too hasty on their decisions and this was definitely one of them! Where are you GoAskAlice? I thought that Irish's discussion made perfect sense, gave enough information and the responses were in full detail! PLEASE TAKE ANOTHER LOOK ADMIN! Pretty Please, Thanks, Opal
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 10
I guess you've seen already, but it was reinstated. Hooray!
• Malaysia
23 Jun 10
yes...it was fine. and it got deleted before you could give me some cheesecake there Opal and yes it made sense...only i didn't
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 10
Here Mario, have a piece of cheesecake...
@much2say (37286)
• United States
23 Jun 10
When was that one . . . I must have missed it!! Why are all these sites so weird about polls? I know on Yahoo Answers, they didn't like it either - but they had a P&S section (polls and surveys) - but people there got busted for chatting. Oh rules, schmules. But like you said, you asked for the reason - and people can discuss reasons. I wonder if things would have been different had you just said "I am weak willed when it comes to any cinnamon type dessert" without the fill in the blank . . . or if you asked what are you weak willed about. In my opinion, that's basically the same thing, right?? Crazy!
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 10
At any rate, it got a second look and it has been reinstated. Hooray!
@much2say (37286)
• United States
23 Jun 10
Oh - ok, just saw it! I thought that you had meant that it was a discussion that you had started. I was thinking booo on anyone deleting a Dawn discussion!! Well glad that discussion came back!!
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 10
boooo on anybody deleting an Irish discussion lol
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
23 Jun 10
Okay Dawny, let me see if i can really do this, okay. Just bear with me a second or two. I am weak willed when it comes to, uumm, No, sorry, there is no way i can reveal that here. TATA.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 10
aw c'mon.... Dawn bats eyes and makes cute face... pretty please?
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
23 Jun 10
That is not going to work.
@zed_k4 (17633)
• Singapore
22 Jun 10
I didn't get the chance to read and answer that.. Wondering why it got deleted..hmmmmp.. Are poll discussions allowed in the lot..? I think a poll is considered a discussion, yuck me..
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 10
It got undeleted, and no they're not. But a poll is usually just "do you like pizza" or "do you prefer pizza or spaghetti"...
@zed_k4 (17633)
• Singapore
25 Jun 10
It got undeleted, oh cool.. Yup, polls should be very direct.. with direct answers, yes..no, perhaps, maybe. All four above..
• United States
24 Jul 10
i don't think it is.it's asking a question. a poll to me usually has predetermined answers to select from. but to answer the question within about weakness-kittens,kittens,kittens. i want to save each and every.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Jul 10
yeah me too...
@nancyrowina (3852)
23 Jun 10
I've noticed a few of the discussions I've responded to being deleted too, some were about earnings so I get that, but others I don't understand they were well thought out and meaningful. Technically any discussion that starts with a question could be considered a poll, and if they start deleteing every discussion that asks a question there will be nothing left on Mylot!
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 10
That's for sure!
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
23 Jun 10
I lost my response too and I was surprised when I received the notification. I was trying to work out the reason for the deletion and poll didn’t enter my head at all. I pray this won’t be removed as well but I responded to said discussion because I thought it was clever, fun and well written and never considered it a break of the rules...Shame...
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 10
It's back, it's back...
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